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Insurance has become an integral part of virtually everything we do in life and business. Roles within the insurance industry are many and varied. Read more
Insurance has become an integral part of virtually everything we do in life and business. Roles within the insurance industry are many and varied. Whether you enjoy working with numbers, doing research, solving problems or working with people, you can find your specialty in insurance.

Humber’s Insurance Management – Property and Casualty graduate certificate program prepares you for a variety of entry level management career paths in the large and growing property and casualty insurance industry. Learn the fundamentals of the industry and its three main functional areas – underwriting, loss adjusting and agency/brokerage – and gain transferable skills in business communications, computer applications, insurance accounting and metrics, marketing, sales and customer service, project management, and leadership. Employment-focused experiential learning ensures that you can keep all of your options open as you launch your career.

Professional Accreditations

This program is recognized by The Insurance Institute of Canada (http://www.insuranceinstitute.ca) as providing seven of the ten required courses toward the Chartered Insurance Professional designation.

Course detail

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

• Differentiate the functions of and the relationships between various elements within the structure of the insurance industry in Canadian and global contexts in order to identify business opportunities, challenges and solutions.
• Use current and relevant insurance industry-specific terminology when communicating with stakeholders.
• Assess and manage the four major categories of risk (hazard, operational, financial and strategic) to determine insurance needs associated with specific cases.
• Apply best practices for risk management to finance the negative consequences of risk events in multifaceted situations.
• Provide evidence-based recommendations for management of hazards and risks faced by an organization.
• Evaluate the clauses, terms and conditions of various insurance policy wordings in order to determine the appropriate coverage according to defined risk tolerance levels.
• Adjust, negotiate and settle insurance claims to satisfy needs of claimants and providers.
• Provide rationale for the acceptance or rejection of an application for insurance to uphold efficacy of decision-making.
• Evaluate the needs of a commercial and/or personal client in order to plan and recommend an insurance program that provides protection from identified exposures.
• Select leadership and communication strategies necessary to manage others and accomplish organizational goals.
• Prepare and deliver effective integrated marketing, customer service and sales plans to further organizational objectives.
• Develop, interpret and present common property and casualty insurance industry metrics and financial statistics and data to support organizational decision-making.
• Apply project management methodologies to identify, plan, and execute various property and casualty insurance managerial projects.
• Develop strategic business plans in order to respond o changing opportunities and challenges within the property and casualty insurance business.

Modules

Semester 1
• BISM 5000: Computer Analytic Skills
• IMPG 5000: Accounting and Metrics for Insurance Professional
• IMPG 5001: Automobile Insurance- Part 1 (C14)
• IMPG 5002: Princples and Practices of Insurance (C11)
• IMPG 5003: Insurance Against Liability- Part 1 (C13)
• IMPG 5004: Insurance Marketing, Sales and Customer Service
• IMPG 5009: Insurance Career Development

Semester 2
• IMPG 5500: Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent (C130)
• IMPG 5501: Insurance on Property (C12)
• IMPG 5502: Essentials of Loss Adjusting (C110)
• IMPG 5503: Project Management for Insurance Professionals
• IMPG 5504: Insurance Business Management and Leadership
• IMPG 5506: Underwriting Essentials (C120)
• WORK 5520: Work Placement for Insurance Management

Work Placement

Get hands-on experience in the industry with a 160-hour (minimum) work placement that will give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom. Students initiate the placement with the aid of faculty, targeting companies in the Greater Toronto Area. Placements can be completed on a part-time basis throughout the academic year, or full time during the term immediately at the end of the program.

Your Career

Career opportunities may be found at many property and casualty insurance companies in the GTA/905 area and across Canada. Choose your area of specialization – underwriting, loss adjusting or agency/brokerage – to complete your final three Chartered Insurance Professional courses. Then lean in and go far. Property and Casualty insurance is among the largest and most lucrative industries in the country with expanding employment demand due to industry growth and an aging workforce. Jobs here require specialized higher education levels and often pay above average.

How to apply

Click here to apply: http://humber.ca/admissions/how-apply.html

Funding

For information on funding, please use the following link: http://humber.ca/admissions/financial-aid.html

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The academic staff in the Applied Computing Department (ACD) are all engaged in research and publications. Considering its modest size, ACD has successfully attracted research funding from various sources in the UK and the EU, including industry, research councils, HEA and EU framework projects such as FP6. Read more

Research programme

The academic staff in the Applied Computing Department (ACD) are all engaged in research and publications. Considering its modest size, ACD has successfully attracted research funding from various sources in the UK and the EU, including industry, research councils, HEA and EU framework projects such as FP6. Furthermore, ACD has been working and collaborating with many European research institutions.

For the academic year 2012-2013, 2 DPhil and 6 MSc students (1 in Mathematics) have graduated, four of whom graduated with Distinction. The 2 DPhil students have made it for the March graduation and we expect to have 3 or 4 more completing their DPhil research programmes for the next graduation. One of our new MPhil/DPhil students in Computing joined the Department last October, and 3 other MPhil/DPhil students have joined us since. Over the last few years, the number of research students in ACD has grown steadily to (currently) 29 PhD and 2 Master’s research students.

We have had over 20 refereed conference and journal papers published during the last 12 months, and two of the papers have been awarded best paper awards.

ACD supports diverse research topics addressing varied applied computing technologies such as:

- Image processing and pattern recognition with applications in biometric-based person identification, image super-resolution, digital watermarking and steganography, content-based image / video indexing and retrieval, biomedical image analysis.
- Multi-factor authentication and security algorithms.
- Wireless networks technologies (Multi-frequency Software-Defined / Cognitive Radios, convergence and integration of different wireless technologies and standards such as WiFi and WiMax, IPv4 and IPv6, wireless mesh technologies, intrusion detection and prevention, efficiency and stability of ad hoc networks).
- Hybrid navigation and localisation integrations for mobile handsets, including using Cellular and WiFi in conjunction with GPS and Glonass for seamless positioning indoors, Multiplexed receive chain of GPS/Glonass with on-board handset Bluetooth/WiFi, GNSS signals multiplexing for real time simulation.
- Cloud computing, including the readiness of mobile operating systems for cloud services and focusing on techniques for fast computing handovers, efficient virtualisation and optimised security algorithms.
- Data mining techniques, including database systems, the application of data mining techniques in image and biological data, human-computer interaction and visual languages.
- Research and development of Apps for mobile devices and smart TVs, particularly for application in the areas of education and healthcare.
- Differential geometry – Einstein metrics, quasi-Einstein metrics, Ricci solitons, numerical methods in differential geometry.

As well as researching the chosen subject, our students engage in delivering seminars weekly, attending conferences and workshops, attending online webinars and discussion forums, attending training and focused group studies, supervising tutorial and laboratory sessions for undergraduate students, peer reviews and final year project supervision, among a host of technical and networking activities to enhance their skills and techniques.

Find out more about our Department of Applied Computing on http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/appliedcomputing.
Apply here http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/sciences/msc/computingresearch.

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Digital marketing is driving customer insights, and proves key in improving return on investment and company performance. Read more
Digital marketing is driving customer insights, and proves key in improving return on investment and company performance. There is a shortage of skilled people who can manage this process and interpret data to provide a justification for decision making; meaning this MSc Strategic Digital Marketing course is attractive to employers.

Strategic Digital Marketing is an essential aspect of any marketing strategy. By studying this course you will develop the skills and knowledge much sought after in the market place, allowing you to contribute strategically to a business’s success in the digital marketing arena.

You will explore contemporary approaches to strategic marketing in a digital context, and how these can be applied now and in the future. This will give you, your organisation, or prospective employer, a distinct competitive advantage.

The course also provides many opportunities for you to network with fellow students, sharing your experience and workplace ideas, and offers an innovative approach to the issues that today’s marketers face.

The course is currently being considered for accreditation by the IDM (Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing).

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1247-msc-strategic-digital-marketing

What you will study

This course focuses on strategic entrepreneurial marketing and the development of new business models and value propositions based on in-depth insights of both customer and industry/market sector analysis.

It has a clear emphasis on the strategic utilisation of digital marketing theory, strategy, tools and tactics as well as analysis and evaluation of key analytics and metrics in meeting organisational key performance indicators.

You’ll study 180 credits on the course. These credits are made up of the following modules:

- Digital Marketing Management (September – December)
On this module you will learn key aspects of strategic digital marketing planning as well as the changing nature of customer markets and strategic business models. You will be expected to set strategic digital marketing objectives to meet strategic business aims.

- Strategic Entrepreneurial Marketing (September – December)
Gain an understanding of key constructs associated with Strategic Entrepreneurial Marketing, Strategic Entrepreneurial Marketing interfaces with business strategy; and the differentiation between Strategic Entrepreneurial Marketing, and normative marketing planning and management.

- Content Marketing and PR (January to March)
You will be provided with a solid foundation for writing and factual story-telling as well as verbal communication within a marketing and PR context.

- Digital Tools, Technologies and Metrics (January to March)
You will learn about how digital tools and technologies can be used to engage and influence customer conversations and interactions as well as customer retention. You’ll also understand and critique best practice and relevant tools and technologies, application, remuneration and controls to deliver results and find out about how digital tools and technologies interface with business activities to meet strategic aims and objectives.

- Campaign Planning for Marketing and PR (April – May)
On this module you will learn about key constructs associated with Campaign Planning for Marketing and PR; and how strategic digital Campaign Planning for Marketing and PR interfaces with overall organisation strategies and actions.

- Research Methods
Develop your understanding and skills of research in a management and/or professional development context whilst undertaking a critical review of research methodologies and methods.

- Dissertation
A significant piece of research into an appropriate area of study.

Learning and teaching methods

The course is delivered full-time daily and is term-based. Part time students, depending on prior qualifications and experience will be counselled on the flexible options available to them.

You will study through a series of lectures, workshops and internship/work-based learning. The course team work closely with digital marketing professionals who co-deliver elements of the course.

Teaching staff come from a range of academic and practitioner backgrounds. Their expertise comes from a wide range of private and public practice areas as well as academic and research-focussed subjects.

Alumni form an important part of delivery through communicating experiences and inspiring our students. Through social media, we have captured graduates who have studied the course and related modules. It is hoped that this group will facilitate networking and information sharing. A LinkedIn course area has been developed to ensure prospective and current students and alumni can engage and build their professional network.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

The MSc Strategic Digital Marketing draws students from a range of backgrounds who share the common goal of wanting to develop as strategic digital marketers. Graduates should greatly enhance their career prospects across a variety of industries in both private and public sectors but may also choose to start up their own business in this growth area. Career options include Social Media Lead, Digital Marketing Manager, Digital Strategy Manager, Marketing Manager, Digital Communications Manager or E-Marketing Manager.

Throughout the course guest speakers representing employers from public, private and third sector industries and organisations provide students with career advice. These sessions will provide you with a broad overview of the different opportunities available to you.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on a variety of methods, including individual coursework (reports and portfolio work), group projects (reports, presentations, and case studies) and a dissertation/business research project. There are no examinations.

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Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to explore… Read more
Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to explore the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ in order to improve an organisation’s decision making? This course develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in business analytics that starts after the first semester.

Specialist modules cover topics like business intelligence and marketing metrics. The course culminates in either a master’s dissertation or, if you prefer, a consultancy project where you’ll tackle an issue faced by a real client. Throughout the course there’s a focus on self-development and employability.

There is no requirement to have studied business or business analytics at undergraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

This course can also be studied over 2 years full time (with a year abroad) - for more information, please view this web-page:
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/business-with-business-analytics-with-study-abroad-msc-dtybba6/

Learn From The Best

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Teaching And Assessment

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment is based on course work and our methods will include essays, reports, group work and presentations. The master’s dissertation or consultancy project will form a major part of the assessment.

Learning Environment

Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. The University’s library was ranked #2 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 2015.

The University has also invested heavily in IT labs and facilities. You’ll use software such as ARIS Express Business Process Modelling, various SAS applications, Microsoft Project, specialist decision-making software, and Google Analytics.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

There will be plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice. The Student Engagement Centre promotes all types of experiential learning including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

Research-Rich Learning

As a master’s student you’ll develop your research skills to a new, higher level. Your research supervisor will help you submit a proposal for your 15,000-word dissertation or your master’s consultancy project. We’ll support you in the development and completion of the dissertation/project.

If you decide on a master’s consultancy project you’ll be expected to show a deep understanding of the issues that are involved in the client brief. It’ll be essential to undertake primary and desk research combined with reading and reflection.

Throughout your course you’ll be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that’s at the heart of Newcastle Business School. With conferences and research events regularly taking place, and with staff discussing their own research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

Give Your Career An Edge

The course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

The master’s consultancy project offers an (optional) opportunity to develop practical experience. You’ll work in a small group, typically no more than five people, and tackle a live project from a host organisation under the mentorship of a member of our academic team. The project will require you to link theory to practice while simultaneously honing your employability skills.

Your Future

Our graduates typically go into professional and graduate management positions and, by the end of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to follow them. Thanks to the specialist modules – Business Intelligence, Marketing Metrics and Analysis, and the dissertation/consultancy project – you’ll have a particular edge in areas related to business analytics, including market research, digital marketing and consulting.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

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Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to gain… Read more
Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to gain experience of the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ in order to improve an organisation’s decision making? This two-year course with advanced practice develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in business analytics.

Specialist modules will cover topics like business intelligence and marketing metrics. You’ll develop your research skills through a master’s dissertation or an investigative consultancy project related to an issue faced by a real client.

In the second year of this course you’ll undertake an internship or further consultancy project. The course fee is divided evenly between year 1 and year 2. In addition, while you can only work twenty hours per week during term time, you can use the extra vacation periods to travel or work full time and help fund your time in the UK.

There is no requirement to have studied business or business analytics at undergraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Learn From The Best

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Teaching And Assessment

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

During the second year you’ll undertake an internship or consultancy project for a whole semester. You’ll follow this up with an Applied Management Work Investigation Report that will critically analyse an issue related to your practical experience.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment is based on course work and our methods will include essays, reports, group work and presentations. The master’s dissertation or consultancy project will form a major part of the assessment.

Learning Environment

Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. The University’s library was ranked #2 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 2015.

The University has also invested heavily in IT labs and facilities. You’ll use software such as ARIS Express Business Process Modelling, various SAS applications, Microsoft Project, specialist decision-making software, and Google Analytics.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

At Northumbria it’s easy to put your learning into practice. In addition to the Advanced Practice element of the course, further opportunities for experiential learning are available through our Student Engagement Centre which promotes volunteering and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

Research-Rich Learning

As a master’s student you’ll develop your research skills to a new, higher level. Your research supervisor will help you submit a proposal for your 15,000-word dissertation or your master’s consultancy project. We’ll support you in the development and completion of the dissertation/project.

If you decide on a master’s consultancy project you’ll be expected to show a deep understanding of the issues that are involved in the client brief. It’ll be essential to undertake primary and desk research combined with reading and reflection.

Throughout your course you’ll be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that’s at the heart of Newcastle Business School. With conferences and research events regularly taking place, and with staff discussing their own research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

Give Your Career An Edge

The course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

In the second year of the course you’ll be gaining workplace experience and putting your new learning into practice. You’ll develop a track record of achievement that will help you stand out from other job applicants. We’ll help you find an internship / project that matches your interests and career aspirations, building on Newcastle Business School’s very successful background in placing students.

A master’s course that takes two years, instead of just one, will carry particular weight with employers. They’ll understand that you’ll have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more hands-on practical experience.

Your Future

Our graduates typically go into professional and graduate management positions and, by the end of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to follow them. Some employers require completion of a two-year master’s degree and this course will meet their requirement.

Thanks to the specialist modules – Business Intelligence, Marketing Metrics and Analysis, and the dissertation/consultancy project – you’ll have a particular edge in areas related to business analytics, including market research, digital marketing and consulting.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

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Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to explore the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ in order to improve an organisation’s decision making? This two-year course with study abroad develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in business analytics. Read more
Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to explore the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ in order to improve an organisation’s decision making? This two-year course with study abroad develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in business analytics.

Specialist modules will cover topics like business intelligence and marketing metrics. You’ll develop your research skills through a master’s dissertation or an investigative consultancy project related to an issue faced by a real client.

In the second year of this course you’ll undertake study in another country. Employers often prefer applicants who have a strong international awareness. Our exchange option will increase your experience and it’ll help you stand out from others.

There is no requirement to have studied business or business analytics at undergraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Learn From The Best

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Teaching And Assessment

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

During the second year you’ll spend a whole semester studying in another country which will take your international experience to another level. We organise exchanges at one of our partner Universities which will most likely be in Europe, but opportunities do exist further afield. You’ll study general business topics or deepen your specialism in analytics, with English as the language of teaching. There may also be studies related to the language and culture of the host region. On your return you’ll complete your dissertation or consultancy project.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment is based on course work and our methods will include essays, reports, group work and presentations. The master’s dissertation or consultancy project will form a major part of the assessment.

Learning Environment

Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. The University’s library was ranked #2 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 2015.

The University has also invested heavily in IT labs and facilities. You’ll use software such as ARIS Express Business Process Modelling, various SAS applications, Microsoft Project, specialist decision-making software, and Google Analytics.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

At Northumbria it’s easy to put your learning into practice. The Student Engagement Centre promotes all types of experiential learning including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

Research-Rich Learning

As a master’s student you’ll develop your research skills to a new, higher level. Your research supervisor will help you submit a proposal for your 15,000-word dissertation or your master’s consultancy project. We’ll support you in the development and completion of the dissertation/project.

If you decide on a master’s consultancy project you’ll be expected to show a deep understanding of the issues that are involved in the client brief. It’ll be essential to undertake primary and desk research combined with reading and reflection.

Throughout your course you’ll be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that’s at the heart of Newcastle Business School. With conferences and research events regularly taking place, and with staff discussing their own research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

Give Your Career An Edge

The course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

In the second year of the course you’ll be extending your international experience and widening your knowledge of business topics. You’ll develop an intercultural awareness that will help you stand out from other job applicants. Our network of partners and academic links will make it easier for you to find the right university in the right country to suit your interests and aspirations.

A master’s course that takes two years, instead of just one, will carry particular weight with employers. They’ll understand that you’ll have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more experience.

Your Future

Our graduates typically go into professional and graduate management positions and, by the end of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to follow them. Some employers require completion of a two-year master’s and this course will meet their requirement.

Thanks to the specialist modules – Business Intelligence, Marketing Metrics and Analysis, and the dissertation/consultancy project – you’ll have a particular edge in areas related to business analytics, including market research, digital marketing and consulting.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

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With its strong team of tutors and industry contacts, this part-time Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited course can help you to progress to senior marketing roles in a wide variety of industries. Read more
With its strong team of tutors and industry contacts, this part-time Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited course can help you to progress to senior marketing roles in a wide variety of industries.

More about this course

Designed for the professional marketer working in an operational, supervisory or management role, this course will develop your knowledge and skills across key areas including strategic marketing, metrics, digital strategies and innovation.

We will support you with your studies and offer an enriching educational experience. You will receive high-quality teaching, exam preparation and assessment practice.

Principal Lecturer Ray Donnelly brings his experience from senior marketing positions in multinational banks and the civil service to the course.

We have successfully delivered CIM qualifications for over 25 years and have ties to global banks, law firms and a number of creative enterprises.

You will be assessed across the modules using a combination of written assignments, examinations and portfolio work. Assessment is driven by the needs of employers and practitioners, and is relevant to the priorities of business.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Modular structure

You are required to complete three of the four modules:

1. Strategic Marketing (mandatory)
2. Mastering Metrics (mandatory)
3. Driving Innovation (elective)
4. Digital Strategy (elective)

You are exempt from the Strategic Marketing module on the new syllabus if you have previously completed Marketing Planning Process and Managing Marketing after 2008 as part of the previous diploma.

What our students say

“Studying at London Met was a great chance for me to step away from my day job and to meet, talk and learn from lecturers and students from diverse backgrounds. This inspired me to look and think differently and not be afraid to try new ideas at work.” - Ayo Abbas, Marketing Communications Manager

“Studying for the CIM post graduate diploma is a real commitment and it's important to make the right choice of course provider. I switched to the London Metropolitan University after a false start at another university as I'd heard they had high pass rates and the teachers were of a high standard. I wasn't disappointed. The location and course dates were really convenient and the tutors were passionate about their subjects, often bringing their own experience to bear and encouraging other students to participate. I enjoyed the supportive working environment and went on to study business at master's level so found the CIM course a great help both professionally and academically.” - Abigail Brown, Head of Health Marketing

“I thoroughly enjoyed studying for the CIM qualifications at London Metropolitan University. Working full time in the City, the location was convenient and I was impressed with their prior pass rates. Although initially wary of being back in a classroom situation, I enjoyed the networking it provided and found it gave me extra motivation to complete the course. I appreciated the practical experience of the tutors, and found them very approachable.” - Caroline Wright, Marketing Manager

After the course

You will acquire skills and understanding to perform at management level, and students have gone on to become heads of marketing at a wide range of organisations, such as market intelligence specialist S&P Global, international construction company Mace Group, and the charity Cancer Research UK.

Attendance options

Typically students complete this course in twelve to eighteen months but the new modular pathway qualification has been structured to reflect the need for a flexible approach. Therefore each module can also be taken as a self-contained award which can be built up to attain the full certificate.

Evening classes take place at our Moorgate campus from 6pm - 9pm. These can be taken as a full course or as a self-contained award. There are seven weekend classes.

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Our course is designed to update your knowledge and enhance your understanding of the principles and theories underlying effective marketing practice and provide you with leading edge contemporary marketing skills. Read more

Why take this course?

Our course is designed to update your knowledge and enhance your understanding of the principles and theories underlying effective marketing practice and provide you with leading edge contemporary marketing skills. You will explore this dynamic and challenging field to an advanced level.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

Benefit from advice and interaction with our many professional visiting speakers
Apply live case studies to your coursework through the wide links we have with companies and organisations
Work in teams on the Market2win simulation software gaining invaluable experience of strategic marketing decision-making

What opportunities might it lead to?

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. The University of Portsmouth has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway. Those graduating with a mark of 50% or more will be exempted from the Strategic Marketing module in the CIM Level 6 Professional Diploma in Marketing for a period of three year following graduation. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees which ensures you have best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

This course aims to enhance your career prospects and prepare you for roles in marketing and marketing-related functions.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

Business development
Direct marketing
Marketing research
Digital marketing
Marketing communications
Sales

Module Details

The MA Marketing course at Portsmouth Business School aims to make you highly employable in the field of marketing. You will develop advanced marketing knowledge and skills and also develop skills in critical appraisal, team working, debating, writing, research and giving presentations.

In the first teaching block you will critically examine the fundamental concepts and practices of marketing. Alongside this you will explore the tools and techniques used by marketing departments in business analysis and research.

In the second teaching block you will interact with senior marketing practitioners and explore contemporary issues in marketing such as digital marketing and the impact of social media, sustainability, crisis management and the relationship between marketing and sales.

Alongside this you will examine how marketers can offer shareholder value by developing customer relationships and managing brands for value, and you will gain invaluable experience of strategic marketing decision-making by using the Market2win simulation software.

The culmination of your Master's course will be either a Dissertation or a Critical Marketing Study.

Here are the units you will study:

Essentials of Marketing: This unit explores the fundamental concepts and practices of marketing, which include:

Business orientations
Macro and micro marketing environments
Segmentation, targeting and positioning
Marketing planning and research
Consumer and organisational behaviour
Tools, media and content
Marketing across borders
Ethics and marketing

Marketing Analysis and Decision: This unit is designed to provide you with a foundation in the tools and techniques used by marketing departments in business analysis and research. It will include:

Business finance for marketing
Marketing metrics
Marketing planning
Marketing information systems
Marketing research
Customer relationship management (CRM)

Contemporary Issues in Marketing: This unit is largely delivered by senior marketing practitioners who will expose you to Contemporary and often controversial issues that organisations are grappling with in the real world. Topics may include:

Digital marketing
Managing innovation
Globalisations of SMEs
Integration of sales and marketing
Sustainability and marketing

Strategic Marketing Management: This unit focuses on the strategic role of marketing in delivering value to stakeholders. You will examine:

Marketing and shareholder value
Customer relationships
Growth strategies
Competing for organisational resources
Managing products and brands for value
Value-based pricing
Innovation

Dissertation: a substantial piece of independent research drawing on secondary and primary data

or

Critical Marketing Study: requiring evaluation of an organisation's marketing activities using secondary sources only.

You will be provided with extensive support in research methods, and a supervisor to guide you, as you complete your Dissertation or Critical Marketing Study.

Programme Assessment

You will experience a range of stimulating teaching methods including tutor-led presentation of material, case study analyses, student presentations, computer-based simulation group work and in-class discussion. You will also be encouraged to read widely and critically evaluate academic and practical materials.

You will be assessed throughout the course by means of coursework assignments and examinations. Here’s how:

Group work
Presentations
Essays
Case study analysis or reports
Closed or open book exams

Student Destinations

This course will provide you with credibility in a highly competitive field and the confidence you will need to obtain the most sought-after roles. In particular, it demonstrates a commitment to marketing and an expertise in the field, immediately enhancing your career prospects.

You will be qualified to enter a wide range of marketing-related jobs. Previous graduates have been successful in securing roles in a variety of organisations, including advertising, financial services, airlines, manufacturing, textiles and market research.

If you are already employed in marketing positions, you will find this course enhances your promotion prospects and provides a stepping stone to more senior positions.

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New digital technologies are changing how we connect and do business. With improved access to the internet through our smartphones and tablets we have become more connected to each other and to what is happening in the world around us. Read more
New digital technologies are changing how we connect and do business.

Overview

With improved access to the internet through our smartphones and tablets we have become more connected to each other and to what is happening in the world around us. At the same time social media and information applications are transforming business. This innovative MSc in Social Media and Management will give you an understanding of existing and emerging technology and the ability to assess the impact of social media on commercial, public, and third sector organisations in the UK and worldwide.

Course content

Social media and information applications are transforming organisational development, competitiveness and flexible working. From raising a company’s profile to improving client and customer relations, this rapidly evolving sector has already affected the way many businesses work. The potential for further change is huge.

You'll develop business awareness and explore the history of organisations, their environments, and the ways in which both have changed. You'll examine how digital information communications technology (ICT) is managed, and learn to identify and analyse the key innovations made possible by new media. You will investigate new methods of digital data analysis and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the availability of these new data forms.

The Social Media and Management course is taught by experts from both the Department of Sociology and the York Management School, combining experience from the forefront of sociological and business research.

The Social Media and Management course includes seven core modules:
-Understanding Social Media
-Metrics and Society
-Social Research Methods and Management
-Organisational Analysis
-Business Information Systems
-Innovation and Technology Management
-Continuity and Change in Organisations

Careers

You'll develop the skills and knowledge you need to follow a career in social media management or consultancy as an information analyst in public or private sector organisations. The masters in Social Media and Management course also provides an ideal basis to progress to further study at PhD level.

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma is a Level 6 Qualification that has been designed for mid level marketers looking to acquire professional recognition whilst gaining both practical and strategic marketing skills. Read more
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma is a Level 6 Qualification that has been designed for mid level marketers looking to acquire professional recognition whilst gaining both practical and strategic marketing skills. The course attracts students from a variety of sectors including private, public, tourism, retail, education and B2B. People studying the course might be:

• Operational marketers
• Departmental managers
• Functional managers
• Product/brand managers
• Account managers
• Agency managers
• Marketing executives
• Business development managers

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s largest professional marketing body. It provides membership, qualifications and training to marketing professionals around the world. The accredited CIM qualifications available at the University of South Wales, are for those looking to acquire professional recognition whilst gaining both practical and strategic marketing skills and knowledge.

During the course you will develop the ability to prepare a marketing plan for a business/organisation and learn to examine opportunities for an organisation to show how it can gain a greater understanding of customers and how it can add value to the customer experience.

We have been acclaimed for the excellence of our professional marketing tuition for over 20 years. We are a Chartered Institute of Marketing accredited study centre and our pass rates consistently exceed national averages.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1278-chartered-institute-of-marketing-cim-level-6-diploma-in-professional-marketing

What you will study

You will study two core compulsory modules and one optional module from a choice of two:

Core Compulsory Modules:
- Strategic Marketing
- Mastering Metrics

Optional Modules:
- Digital Strategy or Driving Innovation

Learning and teaching methods

Teaching sessions are designed to allow students to engage in regular group discussions about the marketing activity and strategy of their respective organisations. This creates an excellent thinking space for students to acquire new ideas and share good practice.

Employment Prospects

In an increasingly competitive workplace and job market, CIM qualifications can be seen as a differentiator. Both as recognition of achievement, and as a way to further develop marketing skills and knowledge, enhancing your career, CV and prospects.

Assessment methods

Work related assignments, projects and examinations.

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Gain the marketing skills that will give you a competitive advantage by studying a course designed by professionals for professionals. Read more
Gain the marketing skills that will give you a competitive advantage by studying a course designed by professionals for professionals.

You will develop your understanding of three key areas – the strategic role of marketing in driving successful results for an organisation, mastering metrics and strategic digital marketing. You will focus on assessing the marketing environment to inform decision making, planning for competitive advantage, measuring and interpreting marketing data, and recognising how digital measures can achieve business objectives.

If you are looking to build on the knowledge you gained at professional certificate level and have a future marketing management role in mind, or are already involved in managing the marketing process, your course will enable you to develop your skills across a range of areas to succeed and progress in the industry.

We know this because the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) consulted with employers to create this qualification – ensuring you will learn up-to-date techniques in managing marketing processes that are in huge demand around the world.

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Designing at the forefront of communication technology. The rapid expansion of digital networks such as YouTube, Wikipedia, Flickr and Facebook have changed user expectations. Read more
Designing at the forefront of communication technology.

Overview

The rapid expansion of digital networks such as YouTube, Wikipedia, Flickr and Facebook have changed user expectations. These advances have created a demand for graduates who understand social and participatory design principles and have the skills to design new interactive technologies.

The MSc in Social Media and Interactive Technologies provides an innovative mix of social and technical skills. You will gain an understanding of the social, political and economic factors that affect the use of interactive technologies, examining how technology is perceived and employed by the user, and you will develop the skills to design and create usable and accessible devices and applications.

Course content

Understand social media and interactive technologies through the key roles they play in society. Explore topics in human-computer interaction, user-centred design, social and cultural theory and human psychology and learn to apply them to the practical problems of designing interactive pages, devices and systems.

Modules for this social media degree are taught by experts from both the Department of Sociology and the Department of Computer Science.

The MSc in Social Media and Interactive Technologies includes eight core modules:
-Understanding Social Media
-Metrics and Society
-Themes and Issues in Contemporary Sociology
-Research Methods for Interactive Technologies
-User-centred Design for Interactive Technologies

You will develop, design, implement and manage your own original research project, supervised by a member of staff with the relevant experience for your topic. You will analyse the data and produce a 15,000-word dissertation based on your research project.

Examples of previous projects include:
-Accessibility of iPhone/iPad apps
-Democracy and participation in York City
-The use of social networking sites by the older generation
-Social robotics and companionship
-Living with the h-index?
-Investigating immersion in games with inattentional blindness
-Immersion and cognitive effort when playing videogames
-Immersion in audio-only games

Careers

You'll develop the skills and knowledge needed to play a leading role in the design and evaluation of interactive technologies in industry, commerce, academia and public service. This social media degree also provides an ideal basis to progress to further study at PhD level.

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The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive, nine-month professional practice master's programme designed for people with a background in science or engineering who are interested in developing the skills needed to meet the challenges of integrating technology, management, economics and policy. Read more
The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive, nine-month professional practice master's programme designed for people with a background in science or engineering who are interested in developing the skills needed to meet the challenges of integrating technology, management, economics and policy. Although the programme straddles the boundary of business and government and has a strong common core taken by all students on the programme it features two main pathways: public sector and private enterprise.

The programme's focus is on business-government interactions, and its aim is to provide students with both the wider political and institutional context and the analytical skills delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty working in operations, strategy and, most especially, in economics and policy. The MPhil in Technology Policy programme provides the context and skills needed to cope with the rapidly evolving environment in many technology-rich sectors, including information and communications technology, defence and aerospace, energy and electricity, manufacturing, transport and logistics, pharmaceuticals and health. The channels of communication between government and industry are often weak and there can be significant difficulties in spanning the divide. Our central goal, therefore, is to prepare our graduates to move along and across these frontiers and to understand, influence, intervene and shape the evolution of business, government and the intersection of the two. Beyond simply understanding and analysing policies, our goal is to teach students how to be proactive by making the case for alternative metrics, instruments and goals as a means of gaining competitive advantage.

See the website http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/bmjbmptpl

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should:

- be able to anticipate technology trends, and to analyse and influence legislative developments
- be able to identify business opportunities created by policy initiatives, regulation, and legislation
- be able to analyse, influence and operate at the nexus of business and government.

Format

The programme is centred on six core courses, assessed by examination. In addition, students will take a total of six electives: two skills or sectorial electives; two stream electives (public sector or private enterprise); and two open electives (drawn from other skills, sectorial, and stream electives; or from a select list of other electives). During the Lent and Easter terms students will produce a written report for their Final Group Project, which will be based on a placement at a major public or private sector technology-intensive organisation. The Final Group Project is double-weighted.

Placements

The Final Group Project is based on a placement at a major public or private sector organisation.

Assessment

Students will undertake a Final Group Project (FGP). The FGP will be linked to Cambridge Judge Business School research groups and based on a placement at a major public or private technology-intensive organisation. Assessment is based on a 12,000 word final report produced under faculty supervision.

Students are assessed by formal examinations, term papers, regular written assignments, and some assessment of class participation (including bulletin board ‘discussion’). Some team grading is used, as appropriate. Assessment aims to measure assimilation and application of theory and to gauge experiential learning.

The six core courses will be assessed mainly by written examination.

A presentation forms part of the Final Group Project assessment. Presentations may also be required on certain electives, at the discretion of individual lecturers.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying

Funding Opportunities

Bursaries for UK students.

General Funding Opportunities http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

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The CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing is aimed at the professional marketer working in an operational, supervisory or management role who wishes to develop their knowledge and skills across a range of areas to succeed and progress their career in marketing. Read more
The CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing is aimed at the professional marketer working in an operational, supervisory or management role who wishes to develop their knowledge and skills across a range of areas to succeed and progress their career in marketing.

Successful completion of the CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing will establish the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to perform at a management level and to carry out an essential and successful professional marketing role within the workplace.

Modules

The course incorporates core and elective modules broken down as follows:

- Core:

Strategic Marketing
Mastering Metrics

- Elective:

Driving Innovation
Digital Strategy

Each module can be registered for separately and studied as a distinct, stand alone award in that subject. However, to achieve the CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing, a pass in BOTH mandatory modules plus ONE elective module is required.

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Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) this programme is an excellent choice for graduates from a variety of backgrounds wishing to work or develop your career in the field of Marketing. Read more
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) this programme is an excellent choice for graduates from a variety of backgrounds wishing to work or develop your career in the field of Marketing.

To reflect your personal interests and develop your specialist areas, you can choose as much as a third of the taught modules. Specialist areas include brand and product management, marketing communications, digital marketing, evaluation through metrics, marketing research, supply chain management, and pricing.

To complement our rigorous academic standards, you will also benefit from real-world practical approaches to your studies so that you are able to apply the marketing theories and concepts to a range of organisations and scenarios.

Upon graduation you will be equipped to operate in highly competitive markets. This is achieved by ensuring that you have the tools required to implement, monitor and evaluate marketing strategies and tactics.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/marketing-msc

Modules

- Contemporary marketing
- Financial and HR management for marketing
- Managing strategy and change
- Research methods
- 20,000 word dissertation

Electives:
- International brand management
- International pricing and performance
- Integrated marketing communications
- International marketing
- Global operations and logistics
- Emerging issues in marketing communications
- Market driven marketing
- Digital and social media
- Public relations
- Marketing communications

Employability

Successful graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organisations including multinational and global companies, public sector organisations, charities and start-ups. Many of our alumni work for advertising, brand management and market research agencies. Equally our graduates are successful in client-based companies such as manufacturers and banks.

The program will equip you to work in a range of marketing fields including product and brand management, account management, digital and social media marketing, marketing communications, and marketing research.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Professional links

Dual Award Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Graduates of MA Marketing wishing to undertake CIM professional qualifications in the future will qualify for entry to the Professional Diploma in marketing, gaining exemptions from half of the diploma modules if entered within two years of graduating.

Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

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